Philadelphia is setting a “curfew” for minors

“Philadelphia City Council seems poised to enact a 10 p.m. curfew for minors this summer in what Council members described as an effort to keep young people safe amid an unrelenting gun violence crisis”. See the article HERE (note there might be a paywall)

Is safety for minors the true goal of the curfew? Does the data for police calls for service and police contact show that there is a significant issue with youth and gun violence late in the evenings in Philadelphia? This is the biggest youth problem? Will a curfew stem youth and gun activity? It seems like gun violence is a more serious threat then being on the streets past curfew so why would a curfew violation deter youth being out on the streets?

The article has some links to some interesting articles. 2 notable articles are:

Two articles (that are not linked to in the new article) that are excellent resources for examining youth crime, problem solving, and determining a police response are:

The Philadelphia PD should take the time to be familiar with the “Pulling Levers” article by Kennedy it is a seminal article on the topic of specific deterrence. It also showed how Boston PD reduced their problem of youth and gun violence.

Advocates call on city, state to tackle ‘root causes’ of subway safety instead of heavy policing | amNewYork

Make sure to check out the 12 page report that is available on the website.

Transit advocates want city and state leaders to tackle what activists said are the root causes of subway safety concerns, rather than throwing law
— Read on www.amny.com/transit/advocates-call-on-city-state-to-tackle-root-causes-of-subway-safety-instead-of-heavy-policing/

Milwaukee Police Department on Atlas One: MPD Releases the 2022 Community Report

On Friday, June 10, 2022, to continue to promote transparency and legitimacy with our community, the Milwaukee Police Department announced the release of the 2022 Milwaukee Police Department’s Community Report: Strategies, Initiatives and Partnerships.

The Community Report is intended to highlight the efforts of the department’s ongoing and new initiatives in the context of crime trends and to present opportunities for the community to engage in the process. Where available, we include data and links to where the community can readily access real-time data.

The Milwaukee Police Department is committed to working with our community and system partners to build sustainable neighborhoods free of crime that are built on positive relationships. We are better together.

— Read on atlasone.app/a/alerts/040370eb-0b1a-4ea0-9d69-0e01b22358d0

SPD report discovers 80% of 911 calls were for non-criminal events – MyNorthwest.com

After reviewing more than 1.2 million 911 calls from 2017 to 2019, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) found 79.7% of calls were for non-criminal events.
— Read on mynorthwest.com/3479482/spd-report-discovers-80-of-911-calls-were-for-non-criminal-events/

Seattle Calls for Service Analysis REPORT: https://herbold.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Attachment-3-Seattle-Calls-for-Service-Analysis-Report-with-Appendices-NICJR-June-2021.pdf

An excellent discussion on Policing QPP 56: Peter Moskos and Alex Vitale, moderated by Michael Fortner – Peter Moskos

Excellent discussion on Policing

This is truly a must listen for all criminal justice students interested in policing. 

QPP 56: Peter Moskos and Alex Vitale, moderated by Michael Fortner – Peter Moskos
— Read on qualitypolicing.com/qpp-alex-vitale-and-michael-fortner/

Breaking Down the 2020 Homicide Spike | Manhattan Institute

In 2020, amid the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the protests and riots surrounding the death of George Floyd, America’s homicide rate increased by an astonishing 30%, even as many less serious types of crime held steady or even declined.[1]The purpose of this brief is to describe the…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/breaking-down-the-2020-homicide-spike